35th Annual Freedom Seminar
An Agenda for Progress and Prosperity in Challenging Times
April 11-14, 2013
About the Freedom Seminar
The Northwood University Freedom Seminar is an annual three and one-half day symposium on the free enterprise system led by distinguished academic and business leaders. The purpose of the Freedom Seminar is to investigate current business and economic topics of utmost interest to the academic and business communities. The seminar offers a unique active learning environment in which students will be learning from and interacting with internationally recognized leaders in industry, academia, and government. The theme for this year’s seminar is “An Agenda for Progress and Prosperity in Challenging Times” and the topics presented by each speaker will provide timely, insightful analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing business leaders in the aftermath of the recent financial crisis. The precepts of The Northwood Idea are applied to what is happening in the world today.
Dates/Location: All sessions will be held April 11-14, 2013 at the luxurious Atheneum Suites Hotel in the Greektown district of Detroit, MI.
Speakers will include:
- Dr. Michael Cox, Professor of Economics at Southern Methodist University and the Former Chief Economist of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank
- Dr. Richard Ebeling, Professor of Economics at Northwood University and a member of the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research
- Mrs. Barabara Elliott, Founder, The Center for Cultural Renewal
- Mr. Winston Elliott III, President, Center for the American Idea
- Mr. Nico Gatzaros, Owner America’s Greenline LED
- Mr. John Hantz, President and CEO, Hantz Group, Inc.
- Mr. Jason Huvaere, President, Director of Operations, Paxahau Promotions Group L.L.C.
- Mr. Herman Pirchner, Jr., President of the American Foreign Policy Council, Washington D.C.
- Dr. Dale Matcheck, Professor of Economics and the Chair of the Economics Department at Northwood University
- Mr. Maurice McTigue, Vice President, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
- Dr. George Nash, Senior Fellow, Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal
- Dr. Timothy Nash, Vice President of Strategic and Corporate Alliances & the David E. Fry Endowed Chair in Free Market Economics at Northwood University
- Mr. Herman Pirchner, Jr., President, American Foreign Policy Council
- Rabbi Aryea Spero, President & CEO, Caucus for America
- Mr. Michael Tanner, Senior Research Scholar, The Cato Institute
- Mr. Harry Veryser, Professor of Economics at University of Detroit Mercy
- Mr. Jonathan Williams (Class of ’05), Director of Tax and Fiscal Policy for the American Legislative Exchange Council in Washington, D.C.
For more information about Freedom Seminar content, contact:
Professor Dale Matcheck
Dr. Richard Ebeling
Alumni Panel Event Ticket (April 11 Only): $35
Alumni Panel Event Northwood Alumni Discount Ticket (April 11 Only): $25
Freedom Seminar: April 11 - 14 (includes all sessions and meals) : $300
Or Daily Rate: $100